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by cooper_coleraine
16 Mar 2016, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tange MTB 225
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Tange MTB 225

I bought a Tange seiki Falcon headset for my 1987 Raleigh Randonneur, but it does not fit. The problem is that the lower cup does not fit.
by cooper_coleraine
18 Jan 2016, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tange MTB 225
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Tange MTB 225

Many thanks Mikeleeming. I shall follow your lead.
by cooper_coleraine
17 Jan 2016, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tange MTB 225
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Tange MTB 225

I am particulary interessted to hear from anyone who has fitted a new headset to the earlier model-gunmetal grey frame- of Raleigh Randonneur. There is front hanger and I looking for a headset,threaded, with along enough reach to make a safe fit.
Thanks
by cooper_coleraine
14 Jan 2016, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tange MTB 225
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Tange MTB 225

Many thanks for your advice.
Cheers
by cooper_coleraine
13 Jan 2016, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tange MTB 225
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Tange MTB 225

I want to replace the Tange Headset on my 1987 Raleigh Randonneur. What would be the currently available replacement for the Tange MTB 225 ? It is 1 inch threaded.
THanks
by cooper_coleraine
27 Sep 2015, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear Rechargeable Bike Light?
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: Rear Rechargeable Bike Light?

I use Blackburn Fleas front and rear. They are designed for Bell's Muni Helmet. They are excellent for being seen.
by cooper_coleraine
21 Sep 2015, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle and Equipment Reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Cycle and Equipment Reviews

Is there a code of conduct for equipment and bike reviews in the cycling press? I note that some reviewers state that the bicycle reviewed has been returned to the manufacturers.I should like to know that the reviews I read in the press, including Cycling, are impartial.
by cooper_coleraine
5 Sep 2015, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ridgback Expedition
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Ridgback Expedition

Many thanks Brucey for your information and guidance.
by cooper_coleraine
5 Sep 2015, 12:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ridgback Expedition
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Ridgback Expedition

Does this model have the bosses and front fork drop- out eyelets to take a front low loader carrier ? Sizing- I ride classic steel frames (horizontal top tube) in 21.5 inch, 54 cm frames. Would the Ridgback 52 or 54 be the closer to what I have?
Many thanks for any help you can give me.
by cooper_coleraine
26 Jul 2015, 7:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alhonga Deep Drop Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Alhonga Deep Drop Brakes

I have a Raleigh Classic,1984. It is fitted with Weinmann 610 cantilever brakes which operate on 27 inch rims. I am happy with the wheels which have Maillard Normandy hubs but in spite of regular cable greasing the brakes are quite stiff to operate. They have always been stiff to operate but are eff...
by cooper_coleraine
26 Jul 2015, 7:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks Professional Saddle
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Brooks Professional Saddle

I agree with other comments on this saddle.I have got used to the hardness but I get chaffed on my inner thighs. I am reluctant to rub down the offending edge with glass paper and am currently treating the spot with Connelly's hide food.Has anyone else met and solved this problem. I am at war. Do I ...
by cooper_coleraine
7 Mar 2015, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pride In Your Work - Weekend Thread What Have You Been Up To
Replies: 34
Views: 4894

Re: Pride In Your Work - Weekend Thread What Have You Been U

Had a slight cold so I walked 8-10 miles every day. The cold has cleared up and I enjoyed every walk. It is good to know that I have this string to my bow.
Regards
by cooper_coleraine
16 Jan 2015, 4:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 6002

Re: Pedals

This winter I have used rat trap pedals with Goretex Walking boots. I have plenty of grip, my feet are dry and warm,my Altura cycling trousers with the turn-up down keep me dry and if I spot a patch of ice or a glass-infested road I get off and walk.
Regards
by cooper_coleraine
24 Dec 2014, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Year Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

New Year Resolution

My New Year Resolution is to acquire the ability to fit Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres. Early in the year I bought a pair of touring wheels from Spar Cycles and they fitted Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre for me. They have met my needs and I want to fit them to another set of wheels. My starting point is ...